5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location:Caen, France
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen

Take a private tour from Caen to Normandy, where you’ll explore sites of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. You can personalize this private tour to determine how long you spend at the various WWII sites. Your private guide will give you unique insight into the events that took place on the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy and tell you about the British, American, Canadian and French troops. You can also visit the cemeteries and museums.


  • Private tour from Caen to WWII sites in Normandy
  • Personalize this tour to visit the D-Day sites that interest you!
  • Visit battlefields and landing beaches, including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Sword Beach
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Wonderful tour for history buffs!

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen

American Cemetery, Normandy

During the nights of June 5 and 6, 1944, more than 16,000 paratroopers landed in Normandy, in northwestern France, and the D-Day invasion of World War Two began. Soon after, British, American, French and Canadian troops landed on various beaches on the Normandy coast and engaged in heavy fighting over the following days, which eventually led to the end of the European conflict of WWII.

This flexible private tour from Caen allows you to personalize your own itinerary – see the sites and attractions you want for however long you want! Visit the famous landing beaches, like Utah Beach (the first beach secured by the Allies) and Omaha Beach (where some of the heaviest fighting took place, giving it the nickname Bloody Omaha). You can also visit the Airborne Museum of Saint-Mere-Eglise or the American Cemetery, on the eastern end of Omaha Beach, which commemorates the US soldiers who died in this battle. This expansive space of reflection is the final resting place of 9,387 soldiers.

Or maybe you’d rather spend time at Sword Beach, where the British, along with Free French soldiers, began their invasion of Normandy and quickly moved to capture Pegasus Bridge. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Hillman Bunker Complex, outside the village of Colleville-Montgomery; the Merville Battery Museum; and the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries, where messages and epitaphs bear testament to the lives lost during the Normandy invasion.

If you’re interested in the Canadian participation around Juno Beach, visit the Juno Beach Center and the Canadian Cemetery near the villages of Veny-sur-Mer and Reviers. You can also choose to see the 12th-century Ardenne Abbey, initially the main point of French resistance and the site where 11 Canadian prisoners of war were executed.

However you choose to customize your private tour, you are sure to have a fascinating and interesting day at the D Day sites of Normandy.

Customer Reviews

Duane T
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gwen was a wonderful tour guide! His english was excellent and he explained, in detail, the many events leading up to as well as the D-Day invasion. My wife and I had a D-Day tour of Normandy in 2011 that we thought was excellent- but Gwen's tour was by far and away the best! He took us to a lovely hotel near Omaha beach for lunch and the food was exceptional! I would recommend Gwen and the Viator Normandy D-Day tour to all. Duane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. Tour guide was efficient, courteous, knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Outstanding. Our guide was very knowledgable and let us tailor the tour to suit our interests. I'd give it and extra star if I could.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour was made so excellent thanks to the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide, Roman. From the moment he picked us up until he left us at the train station, he filled us with interesting background information and answered all of our questions knowledgeably. He made the sequence of events of the time logical and able to be understood and he gave a human perspective that made the day very moving and memorable. We would highly recommend this tour to all Americans visiting France.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

the tour guide - sunny - was THE BEST! highly recommend her AND this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Anne-Soffie was a super guide. I would tell anyone to use Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our guide, Philip, was excellent! He was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the history of the area. We did this as a family of five, and all of us had the same opinion. If you are in the area DO THIS TOUR!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

I can't say enough good things about this tour. Our guide, Matt Legrande, was terrific. Informative, personable, high energy. A great guy. And as an area native whose grandparents lived through the war, he was able to share, not just the military perspective, but what its was like to be in the little villages that were just behind the beaches. I highly recommend Matt. And a private tour is far superior to doing the trip on your own. Without Matt, we would have just visited places and not experienced the stories behind the stories, the culture, and the context both before and after D-Day. Thanks Matt!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Guy was our tour guide for the Normandy tour. and he was OUTSTANDING!. His knowledge of people, places and events made the day one that will always be remembered!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the beaches, the battle plans, the statistics, the history of the area; recommended an excellent local museum for lunch; he told interesting anecdotal stories of the area that made the tour more personal. The only glitch in the trip was the closure of the American cemetery due to government shutdown in October! ....certainly not the tour guide's fault! I would highly recommend this private tour to friends.

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